Educational Activity Programs for Older Adults

A 12-Month Idea Guide for Adult Education Instructors and Activity Directors in
Gerontology Janice Williams, Janet C Downs. resource persons, physical plant
and the way in which they all interrelate with their jobs, activities, and each other.

Author: Janice Williams

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317840569

Category: Education

Page: 312

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If you have ever found yourself frustrated by the lack of printed materials for ideas to be used in conducting classes or activities with older adults, look no more! Educational Activity Programs for Older Adults is an innovative guide for planning programs that meet the social, recreational, rehabilitative, and educational needs of older adults. This valuable resource includes detailed instructions for two activity programs and a list of events for each month of the year. Particular emphasis is placed on holidays and the events surrounding them, with every possible detail provided--history and culture, program overview, preparation, arts and crafts activities, and music, food, and costume ideas. The resourceful and skilled authors have also included a list of topics for every day of the month, which the creative activity professional can use to plan additional activities or generate discussions. Use this practical volume to offer new, unique, and effective instructional programs for older adults. The variety of the activities illustrates the wide range of choices and the limitless creativity you can use in program planning. The focus is on the individual and what benefits him or her most. You will learn how to prepare for each project and how to teach it--with step-by-step descriptions. Educational Activity Programs for Older Adults is a comprehensive book that gives you a wealth of ideas for flexible and fun projects that will motivate and educate the older adults with whom you work. Highlights of this useful book . . . theories related to aging that provide general background knowledge two activity programs and list of events for each month of the year a list of monthly events that contains at least one topic for every day of the month educational, stimulating, and fun activities for program participants and their instructors complete details of activities that develop specific motor skills and cognitive functioning in older persons an overview of the background of each holiday, as well as a thorough explanation of how to implement the program flexible programs to meet the needs of older adults step-by-step instructions for planning and teaching each activity lists of convenient materials for each project ideas for arts and crafts activities, music, and food that are appropriate for each holiday celebration ideas for activities that encourage individual participation, enabling older adults to express their interests, talents, and areas of expertise

Physical Activity Instruction of Older Adults 2E

Physical Activity Instruction of Older Adults, Second Edition, is the most comprehensive text available for current and future fitness professionals who want to design and implement effective, safe, and fun physical activity programs for ...

Author: Rose, Debra J.

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1450431062

Category: Medical

Page: 432

View: 772

Physical Activity Instruction of Older Adults, Second Edition, is the most comprehensive text available for current and future fitness professionals who want to design and implement effective, safe, and fun physical activity programs for older adults with diverse functional capabilities.

Education on the Aging

An Experimental Project in Recreation and Education for the Older Person . New
York ... Describes a special phase of education for older people as found in
educational - activity programs normally carried on in homes for the aged .
HUNTER ...

Author: Betty Arnett Ward

Publisher: [Washington] : U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Office of Education

ISBN:

Category: Aged

Page: 145

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Since aging has become a field of increasing interest, many requests for information on the educational aspects of the subject have been received in the Office of Education. Because of the growing number of these requests, and because so few items bearing on education are included in the reference lists in the general field of aging, this bibliography was prepared. It should service both the broad field of adult education and the growing profession of gerontology. This bibliography is a listing of selected titles bearing directly or indirectly upon educational programs and activities designed for the primary purpose of developing skills, knowledge, habits, or attitudes appropriate and necessary for vital, purposeful living during the years of later maturity. The references are arranged in sections reflecting the influence and research interests of a wide variety of disciplines and specialties within the broad field of aging. The annotations are, for the most part, brief summary descriptions of readily accessible titles and materials which may help the reader to make selections in accordance with his own needs and with those of the older adult participant. The bibliography should be useful to social gerontologists, adult education administrators and teachers, personnel managers and placement officers, industrial training supervisors, vocational and rehabilitation counselors, museum staff personnel, and volunteers who are currently engaged in full- or part-time work with the aging. Further, it should serve the needs of librarians in the development of professional and special collections of materials for use in reading courses, or for use in displays and exhibits in connection with general training conferences, workshops, and institutes. The selected items as they relate to education should: (1) Throw light on the role of professional workers, the lay leader, the aging individual, and the officials and members of community organizations in promoting improved attitudes toward aging and the aged; (2) provide information about surveys and research studies in the field of aging and related fields; and (3) describe a variety of helpful programs which are both meeting various needs of older adults and utilizing their talents and resources for the good of the community and the Nation. (Contains 1 footnote.) [Best copy available has been provided.].

Education for Older Adults

Senior Citizen Adult Education Program for Monroe County Monroe , Michigan
General Description The Senior Citizen Adult Education Program for Monroe
County grew out of a ... Educational Activities Program offerings are varied
because of ...

Author: Catherine Ventura-Merkel

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Adult education

Page: 66

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The Journal of Long Term Care Administration

From arthritis exercises to games and hobbies , this package represents a new ,
complete , and exciting activities program . Soft cover , 206 and 226 pages
respectively Catalog # G4627 ... $ 36.50 Educational Activity Programs for Older
Adults ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Long-term care facilities

Page:

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Older Adult Education

A Guide to Research, Programs, and Policies Ronald J. Manheimer, Denise D.
Snodgrass, Diane Moskow-McKenzie ... The recreationeducation component of
senior center programming varies with availability of community resources and ...

Author: Ronald J. Manheimer

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 245

View: 207

This very first comprehensive book-length reference guide dealing with older adult education is not only current on theoretical developments but also on the latest programs, policies, and research. It is unique in placing the subject of lifelong learning into historical perspectives, discussing ways in which programs have been transformed over the last 15 to 20 years, and in considering the impact of institutional policies on older adult education. Computer and electronic learning programs, research and programs dealing with intergenerational education, and future prospects in the field are surveyed also. Appendixes describe important organizations, programs, sources of information, state tuition waiver policies, and other guidelines and data. Relevant statistics, research findings, numerous tables, original documents, and anecdotes relating experiences of older learners further enrich this state-of-the-discipline reference guide for academic, professional, and public libraries and broad audiences of teachers, students, professionals, and general readers concerned with education and older adults.

Lifelong Learning and Public Policy

A variety of other organizations and institutions--senior centers, community
schools, museums, membership groups, libraries--also offer educational
programs for older persons or have encouraged them to participate in ongoing
activities.

Author: Lifelong Learning Project

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Adult education

Page: 57

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The Arts fitness Quality of Life Activities Program

Creative Ideas for Working with Older Adults in Group Settings Claire B.
Clements. Dewdney , I ... Visual arts and older people : Developing quality
programs . Springfield , IL ... A society of elders : Opportunities for expansion in
art education .

Author: Claire B. Clements

Publisher: Idyll Arbor

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 430

View: 443

Physical fitness, quality of life, recreation and the aged.

Proceedings Governor s Conference on Aging Ohio

The workshop also recognizes that some educational activities require the
grouping of older adults apart from other ages . ... The workshop believes that
development programs are a necessary component of service programs if they
are to ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Older people

Page:

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Exercise for Frail Elders

This book focuses on special needs stemming from conditions including arthritis, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension, orthopedic issues, osteoporosis, Parkinson’s disease, and Alzheimer’s disease.

Author: Betsy Best-Martini

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1492583626

Category: Medical

Page: 336

View: 454

As the older adult population increases, so does the demand for fitness professionals who understand the capabilities and special needs of seniors with illnesses, disabilities, chronic disorders, and sedentary lifestyles. Exercise for Frail Elders, Second Edition, is the only exercise fitness guidebook that focuses on working with frail elders and adults with special conditions. It is an invaluable resource for improving functional fitness, maintaining aspects of independent living, and enhancing quality of life. With Exercise for Frail Elders, Second Edition, readers will gain a deeper understanding of 14 medical conditions common to older adults, how these conditions may affect participants’ ability to perform activities of daily living, and what exercises can help them maintain and increase functional fitness. This book focuses on special needs stemming from conditions including arthritis, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension, orthopedic issues, osteoporosis, Parkinson’s disease, and Alzheimer’s disease. The updated second edition provides a broader focus on balance, a critical component of any functional fitness program, to aid in designing classes that incorporate various stability exercises. Exercises that provide significant benefits to balance are indicated with a symbol to ensure effective program design. Additional features of this edition include the following: · Learning objectives at the beginning and review questions at the conclusion of each chapter provide a framework for understanding. · Reproducible forms provide readers with easy-to-use appraisals, questionnaires, and exercise logs for evaluating clients. · Checklists and reference charts highlight key areas of concern and consider specific needs when planning functional fitness programs for clients. · Guidelines and safety precautions for special conditions and how they apply to range-of-motion exercises, resistance training, aerobic exercise, and stretching have been updated. · Specific exercise instructions, including variations and progression options, show professionals how to add interest and challenge for participants. · Suggested resources encourage exercise leaders to continue their education. To enhance learning and program development, the text is divided into two parts. Part I covers planning an exercise program for frail elders or adults with special needs, including knowing the needs of class participants, motivating students to exercise, and keeping them safe while participating. It also offers strategies for success, including basic class structure creating a sense of fun and community. Part II covers implementation of a successful program, including course design, warm-up and cool-down, and exercises for range of motion, resistance training, aerobic training, and stretching, with their variations. Over 150 photos illustrate safe and effective execution of the exercises. Exercise for Frail Elders, Second Edition, is an easy-to-follow resource for working with elderly individuals in assisted living and nursing homes, rehabilitation facilities, hospitals, day centers, senior centers, recreation and community centers, and home health care environments. This unique guide has the hands-on information necessary for creating safe and effective exercise programs and understanding medical disorders, safety precautions for specific disorders, and implications for exercise. Readers will learn to design and teach a dynamic fitness program for older adults—and keep it fun, safe, and functional—with Exercise for Frail Elders.

Directory of Aging Resources

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Old age assistance

Page:

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An Evaluative Look at Nontraditional Postsecondary Education

Table 2 Participation Rates of Women and Men in Adult Education Activities by
Age Women 1969 Age 17-34 35-54 55+ ... A very recent ACE survey of
educational programs for adults 55 and older ( Atelsek & Gomberg , 1977 )
showed that ...

Author: University of California. Center for Research and Development in Higher Education

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Adult education

Page: 191

View: 765


For a Good Old Age

There should be adequate staff for the Mayor ' s Commission to assume
responsibility for the development of city - wide events , including an annual
Senior Citizens ' Week , RECREATION AND EDUCATION A leisure time program
for senior ...

Author: Welfare Council of Metropolitan Chicago

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Older people

Page: 16

View: 353


Books in Series

15 ) 1209 Educational Activities in Victoria of the Rt . Hon . H. C. E. ... 58 ) 313
Educational Activity Programs for Older Adults . ... ( INTERNATIONAL
EDUCATION SERIES ) 1395 Education of the Greek People and Its Influence on
Civilization .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780835221092

Category: Bibliography

Page: 9945

View: 275


Horticultural Therapy and the Older Adult Population

With an updated collection of chapters in the area of horticultural therapy and older adults--ranging from a review of relevant literature to descriptions of existing horticultural therapy programs--this book will stimulate networking and ...

Author: Suzanne Wells

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317827031

Category: Psychology

Page: 228

View: 529

Horticultural Therapy and the Older Adult Population is the guidebook you’ve been waiting for since the American Horticultural Therapy Association’s (AHTA) 1981 publication. With an updated collection of chapters in the area of horticultural therapy and older adults--ranging from a review of relevant literature to descriptions of existing horticultural therapy programs--this book will stimulate networking and information sharing among horticultural therapists and other professionals working with older adults, spur new ideas, and foster continuing research in the field. The book’s importance is recognized internationally, and it is soon to be published in Japanese. In Horticultural Therapy and the Older Adult Population, you will find chapters on garden designs to enhance the horticultural therapy experience, descriptions of existing horticultural therapy programs for older adults, and new research to evaluate the effectiveness of horticultural therapy with this population. Whether you’re an established horticultural therapist, a nursing home administrator, or a gerontology educator, this book will help you design gardens, set up and evaluate programs, and develop curriculum. Horticultural Therapy and the Older Adult Population also includes the results of a survey sent to all registered members of AHTA who work with the older adult population. The survey responses provide information about the institutions and the population served, programming activities, program staffing, program evaluation, and funding. Another beneficial feature of the book is a resource-packed bibliography. Prepared as a service to horticultural therapists and others working with older adults, it covers the most relevant publications--giving you more places to find inspiration and ideas for improving care to the elderly through horticultural therapy.

Physical Activity Instruction of Older Adults

This cohesive blend of theory, practical content, and detailed instruction is divided into four parts, each of which addresses one or more of the nine training modules that comprise International Curriculum Guidelines for Preparing Physical ...

Author: Debra J. Rose

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1492572403

Category: Medical

Page: 432

View: 925

Physical Activity Instruction of Older Adults, Second Edition, is the most comprehensive text available for current and future fitness professionals who want to design and implement effective, safe, and fun physical activity programs for older adults with diverse functional capabilities. Along with an updated review of the research and literature, the second edition introduces a new chapter on the concept of whole-person wellness. It offers strategies for integrating the six dimensions of whole-person wellness (physical, emotional, intellectual, vocational, spiritual, and social) into health promotion and physical activity programs for older adults. This cohesive blend of theory, practical content, and detailed instruction is divided into four parts, each of which addresses one or more of the nine training modules that comprise International Curriculum Guidelines for Preparing Physical Activity Instructors of Older Adults, the expert-developed guidelines on which this text is based: • Part I presents an overview of the physiological aspects of aging and the field of gerokinesiology to help readers understand the psychosocial and cognitive benefits derived from regular physical activity. • Part II leads readers through the process of conducting preexercise health screenings and assessments, providing meaningful feedback to clients, evaluating program outcomes, and helping clients develop short- and long-term behavioral goals. • Part III emphasizes programming principles and training methods that will facilitate the development of well-rounded and effective exercise programs. It includes specific activities for engaging older adults mentally, emotionally, socially, and spiritually along with myriad dynamic and static flexibility exercises to address joint and muscle flexibility, muscle strength, balance, mobility, endurance, and power. • Part IV focuses on the teaching, motivation, communication, and leadership skills that are necessary for creating effective and safe programs for older adults, with or without specific medical conditions. The text also offers a variety of features devised to enhance reader understanding and learning retention. Chapters begin with a list of objectives to familiarize readers with the key concepts they will learn, and each chapter concludes with thought-provoking study questions and practical application activities to help readers use the information with real-world scenarios to prepare them to design well-rounded physical activity programs. Other student-friendly elements include chapter summaries and key terms. The content is supplemented with photos, figures, and tables, making the book interesting and visually appealing. Those graphical elements are included in an image bank for instructors to use in creating customized presentations for their course. Physical Activity Instruction of Older Adults, Second Edition, offers students and fitness professionals a contemporary approach that embraces a comprehensive wellness framework for designing health promotion and physical activity programs for older adults.

The Expressed Educational Needs of Older age Adults in Two Senior Centers

The activities which demanded their time and attention were almost without
exception pursuits which were chosen by the ... kind of educational activity for
them to pursue but of offering a program which is of sufficient interest to the older
people ...

Author: Edward Harmon Haworth

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Older people

Page: 274

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Nursing Care of Older Adults

These educational activities involve short - term residential programs that usually
last 4 to 5 days in the United States and 2 to 4 ... Less formal education programs
often are available through local senior centers and adult education programs ...

Author: Carol A. Miller

Publisher: Lippincott Raven

ISBN:

Category: Geriatric nursing

Page: 724

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Fully revised and updated, Nursing Care of Older Adults, Third Edition delivers the information today's nurses need to improve the functioning and quality of life for older adults. Focused on wellness, the text highlights that older adulthood need not be a time of illness or infirmity.

Aging

Dorothy Coons , Continuing Education and Hearing Association , 10801
Rockville Pike , Program , Box N , the Institute , 520 E. Liberty , Rockville , Md ...
At Special Elderly Population . ... Activity Programs for the Elderly for Studies in
Aging .

Author: North Carolina. General Assembly. Legislative Research Commission

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Older people

Page:

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The Older Adult as Learner

Author: D. Barry Lumsden

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780891162117

Category: Education

Page: 250

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